Stephanie Nicolai of Peoria

Stephanie Nicolai of Peoria will try to win big on “Wheel of Fortune” airing Friday, Dec. 11.

Stephanie Nicolai of Peoria will be a contestant on “Wheel of Fortune” on Friday, Dec. 11. 

The episode airs at 7 p.m. on KTVK Channel 3.

Nicolai has been a fan of the show for many years and applied to be a contestant online after being “forced” by her cousin.

“She saw how obsessed I was, so I am here because of her,” she explained. 

She is a psychologist and is married, with one son. 

Winning big would be handy, as she recently moved here with her husband. The two are looking to buy their first home.

Nicolai will play during this year’s “Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway.” Whatever she wins on the show, a Wheel Watchers Club member at home will also win.

Fans can submit applications to be on the show at

Those like Nicolai who are selected to be on the show go home with a minimum of $1,000.